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>Top performers

* Sophomore Ted Cook continues to rewrite the Niagara men's hockey record book. Cook scored three power-play goals in the No. 16 Purple Eagles' two-game sweep of Wayne State last weekend. His 16 power-play goals broke the single-season record set by Kyle Martin (1999-2000) while his 27 career power-play goals ties the mark set by Barret Ehgoetz. Cook's 26 overall goals this season, which leads the country, ties the single-season mark by Joe Tallari (2004) and Martin (2000).

* Senior Darnell Wilson and freshman Frank Turner are putting up big numbers for the Canisius men's basketball team. Both have had two straight double-double performances as the Griffs have now won their past five games. Wilson tied a career-high with 22 points in Monday's win at Iona while racking up his fifth double-double of the season. Turner got his double-doubles two ways -- once with points and assists and once with points and rebounds.

* Tyrell Riley (Iroquois) earned Outstanding Wrestler honors at the Jamestown Community College Open tournament. The Niagara County Community College freshman won the title at 157 pounds, defeating Brandon Monin of Gannon, 3-2.


>Games to watch

* The much-improved St. Bonaventure women's basketball team will host two Atlantic 10 games, which could be crucial to earning an A-10 Tournament spot. The Bonnies (12-10, 2-4 A-10) will face Dayton (8-13, 3-3) at 7 p.m. on Friday, and Massachusetts (12-10, 2-5) at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

* The Niagara men's basketball team gets a double dose of national TV exposure this weekend with home games on ESPNU. The Purple Eagles host Manhattan at 7 p.m. on Friday and Canisius at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

* The University at Buffalo will host an infrequent type of basketball doubleheader on Saturday. The men (9-11, 1-6 Mid-American Conference) will kick things off at 2 p.m. against Northern Illinois (4-15, 1-6 MAC). The women get the marquee spot this day, hosting MAC West Division leader Ball State (16-4, 7-1) at 4 p.m.

* The Buffalo State women's hockey team has its playoff hopes on the line this weekend when it hosts Neumann at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The Bengals (5-3-0), Neumann (6-2-0) and Utica (4-2-2) are fighting for the final two spots to qualify for the ECAC West playoffs. Buffalo State last made the playoffs in 2002-03.

-- Amy Moritz

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